Browse Collections (10 total)

Cliff May (1908-1989): Custom Ranch Houses

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Cliff May, known as 'the father of the ranch house,' was an early proponent of the California style ranch house. He first built hacienda style houses…

Albert Frey (1903-1998): Frey House 1 and 2

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Albert Frey was a Swiss architect who moved to Palm Springs in the early 1930s and partnered with John Clark in 1935 to form the firm Clark and Frey.…

Smith and Williams: California City

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Architects Whitney Smith and Wayne Williams started their firm in 1949, and designed houses, offices, and planned communities until they disbanded in…

Gregory Ain (1908-1988): housing

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Gregory Ain was born in Pittsburg and raised in California; he went to school at UCLA and USC. He worked briefly for Rudolf Schindler and then worked…

Walter S. White (1917-2002): Miles C. Bates house

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The Miles C. Bates house by Walter White in Palm Desert, California is also known as the "wave" house for it's uniquely shaped roof. The house blends…

University of California, Santa Barbara: Campus Buildings

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This is the companion online exhibition to the Art, Design & Architecture Museum's exhibit: UCSB Campus Architecture: Design and Social Change, on…

J.R. Davidson (1889-1977): Thomas Mann house

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The Thomas Mann house was built in 1941 for the acclaimed writer by architect J.R. Davidson. The Mann's left Germany in the 1930's and settled in the…

Robert Stacy-Judd (1884-1975): Aztec Hotel, Monrovia, Calif.

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Architect Robert Stacy-Judd designed the Aztec Hotel in Monrovia, Cailf., in the Mayan Revival style of architecture. As an early proponent of the…

Rudolf M. Schindler (1887-1953): Kings Road house

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The house at 835 Kings Road in Los Angeles, Calif. is considered to be one of the first 'modern' houses. It utilized concrete tilt-slab construction.…

Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941): A Life in Murals

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During the Great Depression, Lucile Lloyd (1894-1941) built an active career as a mural decorator. Her colorful scenes and stenciled patterns adorned…